Composites UK to Host Second Composites-Focussed Introduction to LCA Course with Decerna

After a successful launch in October last year, Composites UK will be hosting a second training course with Decerna, looking at the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of composites.  

The course, which takes place on 26th March 2024 at The Studio in central Birmingham, will showcase the critical need for LCA in assessing the carbon footprint of products and processes as we head towards a future net-zero economy, and provide hands-on training with OpenLCA software to calculate specific LCA values for individual products and processes.

Malcolm Forsyth, Composites UK’s Sustainability Manager said: “Many players in the composites industry still have a limited understanding of what is involved in performing a life cycle assessment, or how to use its output. This one-day introductory course with Decerna aims to give you a firm understanding and all the tools you need to get ahead of the game with LCAs.”

The course will cover the following topics as well as the OpenLCA training session:

  • What is LCA? And what isn’t LCA?
  • History and ISO Standards
  • Software and Databases
  • Electricity grid impacts, Impact Categories and Climate Change
  • Uncertainty

Decerna is one of the longest-standing providers of Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) in the UK and have a well-established track record and a bank of experience to draw on when working with new clients.

To cement the relationship, Decerna has also become part of Composites UK’s Business Support Network, which means, in addition to this LCA course, the company will also offer Association members competitive rates for any LCA consultancy work that they appoint Decerna to carry out on their behalf.

This introductory course is exclusively open to Composites UK members only (a fee applies). Non-member companies wishing to attend are encouraged to visit the Composites UK website for an overview of membership benefits and an application form to enable them to sign up for membership first.

Find more details, here.